Posts Tagged ‘auto shop productivity’

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5 Keys to Managing Auto Repair Purchasing Costs

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 19:27

There are a number of factors to consider when evaluating the cost of tires and parts. Of course there is the price paid for tires or parts but also there is the cost involved in the purchasing process and inventory … Continue reading

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8 Ways Shop Management Systems Can Reduce Operating Costs

Friday, October 26, 2012 21:34

An effective shop management system can have a positive impact on operating costs in a number of ways. Of course there are costs associated with system implementation and ownership but if they’re effective – systems will pay for themselves. The … Continue reading

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9 Keys to Improving Auto Repair Shop Proficiency

Thursday, October 25, 2012 22:29

Repair shop proficiency is the area that allows for the greatest management impact in terms of controlling operating costs. Improving proficiency will not reduce overhead expenditures but will allow for greater absorption of overhead costs. Proficiency measures the utilization of … Continue reading

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Managing the Cost of Tire and Auto Repair Sales

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 23:37

The key to controlling sales costs lies in process efficiency. If sales people are properly incentivized they will always strive to sell more. But if the sales process imposes limitations due to inefficiencies sales volume will be restricted. Prior to … Continue reading

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Managing the Cost of Marketing in Auto Repair

Monday, October 22, 2012 19:51

Marketing and advertising expenses are part of any business. In auto repair, marketing efforts focus on two primary objectives – customer retention and customer acquisition. Further, marketing expenses tend to rise and fall in correlation with business volume. In times … Continue reading

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FastTrak Auto Shop Manager/FastTrak Tire Shop Manager release 6.1 is available for general release

Saturday, September 8, 2012 19:35

Risoria Limited is proud to announce that FastTrak Auto Shop Manager/FastTrak Tire Shop Manager release 6.1 is available for general release. Many improvements and new features have been added to FastTrak increasing the already wide array of support capabilities. Tire … Continue reading

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12 Tips on Effective Time Management

Friday, August 24, 2012 17:35

Time is one of the most valuable commodities there is. There never seems to be enough of it. Focusing on your own use of time and applying efficiencies and organization will result in more available time. More available time allows … Continue reading

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10 Practices That Lead to Management Success

Sunday, July 29, 2012 22:29

The three major components of an auto repair business are business processes, inventory and personnel. They’re all inter-related and together impact the success of the organization. Successful managers seek to continuously improve by reducing costs, increasing efficiencies and providing an … Continue reading

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Software System Management for Auto Repair Shops

Friday, May 25, 2012 16:32

Software systems are part of an auto repair shop environment and need to be managed just like any other part of the business. Systems are a little different in that they act as support mechanisms for business processes. So managing … Continue reading

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Measuring Efficiency and Proficiency for Auto Repair Shops

Monday, May 21, 2012 18:48

Managing availability and usage of shop labor can have a profound effect on profitability. In fact it’s one of the most often overlooked yet potentially impactful areas of business activity in an auto repair shop. These types of measurements require … Continue reading

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